Day 4 of Week 6 of The Art & Science of Drawing was all about cross contours: what they are, how to draw them on an apple and how to draw them.

Cross contour lines

  • essentially longitude and latitude lines that go over the surface of your object
  • are very good at conveying volume
  • usually don't exist on your object, though you can imply them

The Assignment

  • extra materials: an apple and a permanent marker
  • draw cross contour lines on your apple using the permanent marker
  • draw the apple a minimum of 3 times, with the apple positioned differently for each drawing
  • extra challenge: draw cross contour lines from an apple that doesn't have the cross contour lines drawn on it
  • extra challenge: draw cross contour lines for some complex object

Setup 1
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Setup 3
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The assignment
The assignment